The Portal by Jonathan Williams + 4 more films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival

Five new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Jonathan Williams, Erin Cumming, Alisi Telengut, Taylor Johnson and Teresa McGee.

The Portal

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The Portal | Sci-fi/Horror, 13:46, English, ON, 2013 | Director: Jonathan Williams

A dimension-travelling wizard gets stuck in the 21st century because cell phone radiation interferes with his magic.

With his home world on the brink of war, he seeks help from a jaded travel agent whom he mistakes for a great sorceress.

Without his powers to prove his identity she has trouble taking him seriously, but finally agrees to reveal the secrets of our world in exchange for a lunch date.

Under the Radar

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Under the Radar | Documentary, 10:01, English, BC, 2017 | Director: Erin Cumming

In the frontier days of the digital revolution, a team of Canadian engineers raced against NASA to be the first to design a computer processor that could transform satellite radar data into images of the earth’s surface.

Tears of Inge

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Tears of Inge | Experimental, 4:21, Mongolian with English subtitles, QC, 2013 | Director: Alisi Telengut

A profound human-animal and human-nature relationship is represented by a painted world filled with a camel’s emotion and tears. It is based on a real Mongolian nomadic story narrated by the creator’s grandmother.

The Wake

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The Wake | Drama, 10:35, English, BC, 2016 | Director: Taylor Johnson

As Owen, a young man lost at sea, drifts in and out of consciousness, he’s joined by a strange guide in a deserted world, and wanders further and further from the surface.

The Mary Contest

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The Mary Contest | Drama, 22:10, English, BC, 2014 | Director: Teresa McGee

A young catholic girl, with a quick temper and dreams of becoming a nun, desperately wants to win a prize for her altar, but her plans are derailed by the relentless teasing of the popular mean girl.

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The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Breakthrough Entertainment; Award Sponsors A&E Television Networks, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; Corus Entertainment and Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

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